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Branch support meetings


These are social meetings as well as an opportunity for people affected by MND, their carers and families to meet others in a similar situation. Refreshments are provided and we are happy to fund transport costs to help people to get to the meetings.


Meetings 2020



Monday 21st - Support After Loss 10am-11:30am Virtual Meeting
Virtual Peer Support For Bereaved Carers Who Has Lost Someone With MND
Are you a bereaved carer, who has looked after a loved one with MND? Support is especially important during these challenging times.
We are holding virtual peer support groups, specifically for bereaved carers across Essex (piloting & running for approx. 6 weeks, alternating between day & evening times) This group will provide the opportunity for you to socialise & connect with others who are also coping with loss & share advice, thoughts, feelings & also memories of your loved ones. This will very much offer a 'light touch' approach to supporting people through their grief & help build confidence & reduce isolation. Even if you cannot stay for the whole session, why not drop-in & introduce yourself.

For some people, particularly those who are recently bereaved, attending a virtual group maybe too much too soon.

For further info & joining instructions contact Carmen Brown, Area Support Co-ordinator carmen.brown@mndassociation.org 01604 800659



Friday 2nd - Virtual Drop-In Meeting 2:30pm-4pm

Drop-in anytime & sit in the comfort of your own home & enjoy some company. We are hoping to have a guest speaker for the first 30mins for you to listen to and ask questions. Don't have Zoom? Unsure how to use it? Have communication difficulties which you feel may get in the way? Then contact us either directly or through a loved one & we can assist with this plus we can supply the link to this meeting. Sandy Lambert 07742 943472 sessexmnd.sel@gmail.com



The White House, Rear of Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1BU

Fairhavens, Stuart House, 47 Second Avenue,Westcliff SS0 8HX

Thurrock Garden Centre, South Road, South Ockenden RM15 6DU